Guidance and counselling services and academic performance of adolescents in primary school of Bujumiba Sub County, Kalagala District

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Kampala International University; College of Humanities and Social Science
This research study was designed to investigate Guidance and Counseling services and academic performance of adolescents in primary schools of Bujumba County, Kalangala District. This study was carried out in selected primary schools located within Bujumba, Kalangala District. The study was guided by the following objectives: i. To find out the methods used in guidance and counseling pupils in schools of Bujumba County in Kalangala District. ii. To examine the motivating factors to pupils m schools of Bujumba county, Kalangala District. iii. The design used a quantitative and qualitative design to explore the problem in the five primary schools in Bujumba county, Kalangala District. The researcher purposively selected the respondents from whom to get data and information required for the study. A random pre-reselection exercise was administered to screen the middle managers from the schools, pupils and staff members. Also a number of tools were administered. These were mainly questionnaires for middle managers, and staff members from the schools that were selected in the sample. The researcher also observed the trend of guidance and counseling in the schools and got data from the teachers responsible for guidance and counseling. The findings indicate that, there is a diversity of methods used in order to promote guidance and counseling. Some of these methods used include motivational strategies, like trophies and recognition for best performance in schools. A number of motivational factors named were reasonable pay for teachers and the varying degrees of schedules and times when teachers should be available in schools to carry out different assignments. The researcher has concluded that, motivational measures are very crucial in enhancing success for better guidance and counseling. This ensures that there is a better mechanism for promoting a good guidance and counseling mechanism. The researcher recommends that, methods for motivating teachers be reviewed and also call for a regulated method for guidance and counseling in the primary schools. Greater participation of teachers also need to be encouraged when promoting guidance and counseling.
A research report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of a Diploma in Guidance and Counselling of Kampala International University
Guidance and counselling services, Academic performance of adolescents, Primary schools, Kalagala District, Uganda